Course ObjectiveExtend knowledge about the medieval and early-modern history of the
Netherlands. Learn to use academic texts as extra sources of additional
information. Understand problems in the field of interest. Reproduce and
interpret information and summarize the state of knowledge on topics
within the field of interest.
Course ContentThis course focuses on the in many respects extraordinary and singular
history of the northern Low Countries between 1200 and 1800. By
combining a chronological and a thematic approach, a survey will be
offered of the history of the geographical area now known as the
Netherlands. Themes like the Modern Devotion and late-medieval popular
piety, state-formation under the Burgundian Dukes, the highly
sophisticated and intricate water management, the Dutch Revolt and the
Reformation in the sixteenth century,the Dutch Republic (1581-1795),
Dutch dominance in international trade, and the period of French
domination including the Napoleonic era will be discussed. The emphasis
will be on political, religious, socio-economic and socio-cultural
Method of AssessmentWritten exam.
LiteratureAcademic articles that are easily accesible via digital editions. Their
titles will be announced via Canvas before the start of the course.
Target AudienceStudents BA3 Humanities; exchange students with a sufficient knowledge
of medieval and early modern history of Europe.
Additional InformationThis course is part of the minor ‘European History and Culture
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. A.L. Tervoort|
|Examiner||dr. A.L. Tervoort|
dr. A.L. Tervoort
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